Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1

Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Brian Buccellato Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The Rogues call no man boss, but a new evil threat might not leave them much choice! Will they fall in line, or refuse and risk certain death? The answer will tear the Rogues apart!

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Oct 17, 2013

    This is definitely one of the books to watch right now. DC is living up to the title blockbuster with this event for sure. And I, for one, am glad to see that the charge is being led by a book that I had very little faith in liking and ended up loving. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 16, 2013

    All the same, I think this was the best Forever Evil event issue so far, and I can't wait to read the second issue next month. Its going to be a long wait but well worth it! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 17, 2013

    This is a great start to a story that has a lot of promise if executed correctly. Good casting choice, Really by the end of this first issue, you see that these aren't the same villains that are usually getting beat around. They have a lot of potential, and when set free in this capacity, they can do so much more than you'd expect. It's intense, yet with a bit of humor tossed in the mix. The gritty style is also a good match to the tone of this story, something you can take serious given the situation they find themselves in. This is recommended if you like villains, or just want something different. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 16, 2013

    Then we got Scott Hepburn, who draws the second half of the book, and it is a major step down in my humble opinion. He has a very cartoony and silly look that makes some of the serious scenes hard to buy. The costumes look very goofy on the characters (Especially Captain Cold's mask at points) and the body proportions and expressions seem off at points. He does some decent looking action, but that's pretty much it. His stuff would work better in a different book I feel. At least the coloring is consistent between artists, the book always looks good in that department with its ugly and dingy colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Oct 21, 2013

    An excellent focus on some of the DC Universes highest profile villains, Rogues Rebellion is off to a great start, and brings these characters into a story that features not just action/adventure, but highlights their unique personalities and just how different they remain from the prevailing villain. Do I believe theyll beat out the Crime Syndicate? Not a chance? But theyll definitely go down swinging. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 17, 2013

    The issue ends with Deathstorm and Power Ring approaching The Rogues. Don't know how The Rouges are going to fight these two baddies, but it's something I'm looking forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 21, 2013

    Are the Rogues the heroes of the day or are they just roadblocks in the much larger scheme of things to come? I don't know, but I can't wait to find out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 16, 2013

    This issue will have you rooting for the bad guy because the Rogues truly are the lesser of two evils here. It was pretty close to a five for me, but I wasn't the biggest fan of the art switch in the issue because it changes the tone of the book a bit; however, it's still a very satisfying read. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 16, 2013

    Following the story of a group of thieves who "never wanted to rule the world" has instantly become one of the most engaging aspects of the "Forever Evil" event, and DC would be wise to consider this team for their own standalone title outside of the confines of The Flash following this crossover. It has the potential to be as fun as Gail Simone's Secret Six and fill in a big gaping hole in the current publication line-up that we didn't know was empty until now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Oct 18, 2013

    Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion opens strong and could potentially be better than the event that it is tying into. Buccellato has proven himself to be a top writer in the world of The Flash, and the trend continues here. Despite the multiple artists, the potential of this series has me salivating for more. With the inclusion of the Rogues, Forever Evil just became a lot more fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Apr 1, 2014

    Forever Evil may be taking forever to finish (thank you, DC delays), and it may have a plethora of tie-ins that you can shift through, but Rogues Rebellion should be at the top of your pile. If you read The Flash, it's basically required reading, and if you don't, then you should read it anyway because it shows what happens in the Forever Evil world if you don't want to fall in line, but you don't want to be the good guy either. The Rogues are surprisingly fun protagonists, and there's a big heart behind this mini-series even if it's cast are all dangerous criminals. But aren't they the best kind? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 16, 2013

    Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1 is a good start to the Rogues arc.  It's a fun story that is bound to get more interesting as it plays out.  The change in artists and art style mid-book really throws the reader out of the issue, but it's still good fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jason Motes Oct 19, 2013

    This book fills a nice niche. The Crime Syndicate arrived and, presumably, expected that all of this world's super criminals would fall in line and help them conquer the Earth. But there are different tiers of villainy and The Flash's Rogues are just glorified bank robbers. They aren't murderers of conquerors and it's interesting to contrast them with the other super foes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Oct 22, 2013

    The art by Zircher and Hepburn is exciting. The opening scenes in the devastating city are detailed and intriguing, full of menace and confusion, but always with the villains front and center. He does a nice job of making the villains look distinctive from each other, with different facial gestures and attitudes. Some of the scenes in a hospital don't give as much a strong sense of setting than the scenes outside, but the unique-looking characters win out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Cal Cleary Oct 17, 2013

    There's considerably more charm present in Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion than in the parent title, I think because (at least so far), Rogues Rebellion has characters, while Forever Evil merely has events. It has a point of view, while Forever Evil has a plot. And while Buccellato doesn't really do anything particularly new with the Rogues in this issue, who have been trapped in the same basic formula since Johns established it, this may be an instance where the reason they aren't being fixed is because they aren't broken. Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1 is slight, but it gives the fans what they want, and does so with relative style. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 17, 2013

    While I would prefer Zircher's art for the remainder of this series, Hepburn's style serves Firestorm's foes quite nicely. Regardless of which artist is given the chore going forward, I hold out hope that the future issues will be more visually cohesive than "Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion" #1. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Oct 17, 2013

    Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1 is a good start to a tie-in mini-series with a quick pace and great action. While the art makes a dramatic shift in the middle, both styles are strong. It's problem lies in the fact that it so far has no importance, other than to make DC more money. While it's nice to see how the main title is affecting the rest of the DCU, it's not necessary reading. That's the rub with tie-ins. You either pay for a story that has little importance, or spend more money to get the entire story that should be given in the main title. I enjoy self-contained stories but it all comes down to personal preference and should be taken into account before purchasing. But if you're looking for a fun tie-in starring some of the coolest villains, Rogues Rebellion is where it's at. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 19, 2013

    I've never heard of Brian Buccellato before, but he wrote a nice comic. The voices of the Rogues are strong, and one really understands their predicament. They are not evil men, but they aren't good guys either. They are men who live by a code, and now they have been pushed up against that code. The fight with the random assortment of super-villains is just a showcase of the various Rogues and their powers, but it's nothing special. The real draw of this series is in the Rogues themselves, and that part of the issue shines. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 16, 2013

    The artwork is surprising in how weak it is, especially with both Patrick Zircher and Scott Hepburn working together. Two artists should render something near perfection with Rogues Rebellion. Instead, the work feels rushed and uninteresting. The panel placement is dull, the character largely repetitive. Even at the end, when a more pop-art style takes over, Rogues Rebellion suffers visually. The book isn’t awful, but it isn’t great. I expect more when such a classic team is on the line. Read Full Review

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